Turkey ‘working with UN’ to repatriate Syrians

The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has said that Turkey is working with the UNHCR on a plan to repatriate refugees to Syria.

In spite of Cavusolgu’s remarks, the UNCHR’s overall policy towards returning migrants to Syria is that the country is still too dangerous to send refugees back to. Responding to the foreign minister’s comments, the UNHCR spokesperson in Turkey, Selin Unal, said that only a political solution in Syria would allow people to return. She added that refugees should have the right to voluntarily return in “safe and dignified conditions.”

Turkey is now turning against migrants and sending them Syria even if it is not safe to go back.